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electrostatic unit

noun, Electricity.
a unit, as a statampere, in the system of electric units derived from the force of repulsion between two static charges.
Abbreviation: esu, ESU.
Origin of electrostatic unit
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
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electrostatic unit

any unit that belongs to a system of electrical cgs units in which the electric constant is given the value of unity and is taken as a pure number Abbreviation ESU, e.s.u. Compare electromagnetic unit
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